We are more than excited to be bringing back Face to Face RYPEN for the Winter Camp this June.
From 16th-18th June we will host participants from around the district in the first face to face camp in our district for 3 years.
Please see the links below for the full information packs and application forms:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Camp Director Amand Barnes at Winterrypen@gmail.com
The motto of Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), which emerged from the first seminar in 1980, is “the Cultivation of Youth” and after comprehensive review through the 3-year COVID shut down, we define that we do this through supporting participants toBecome, Discover and Be Challenged. RYPEN aims for the average student and not for the outstanding few, if you think a young person has qualities worth developing, qualities of decency, courage, persistence, sincerity, and application in everyday life, and deserve a further development opportunity then they are suitable for RYPEN. They do not have to be the leaders in the school or up at the top of their year, they simply must show qualities that would be worth further development and nurturing.
RYPEN is aimed at the young people aged between 14 and 16 year; must be minimum 14 at the start of the camp and in years 8 to 10 at school. The aim of camp is to challenge participants to become and discover through a series of sessions on goal setting, problems solving and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards, and to broaden their horizons culturally, socially, and academically. Participants will be given an opportunity to learn from achievers in the worlds of business, law enforcement and more. Presenters will speak at workshops and share their experiences with participants, while emphasizing the need to dream big, work hard and stay focused. At the same time, participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds and improving their leadership, teamwork and communication skills. All this is done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates are facilitated and encouraged.
In addition to camp activities, participants receive suitable instruction and play an active part in introducing and thanking guest speakers, leading group activities and assisting in camp chores.